Subject: Re: Change to bridging? (was Re: IPF and ssh
To: NetBSD current-users mailing list <>
From: Rob Quinn <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/18/2003 10:22:14
> When I was looking at the bridge + ipf code, I noticed that all packets for
> my IP address passed through ipf on the interface which had the IP address
> assigned, not on the interface where the packet arrived on the wire.  I.e.,
>   bridged interfaces (+ipf)
>     le0
>     qe0
>     qe1
> A packet destined for arriving on the wire via qe0 or qe1 would
> show up in ipf as arriving on le0.  Is this what you mean?

 I'm managing my machine over hme0.  I create the bridge, put hme0 in it, and
bring it up (without ipf) and things are fine.  As soon as I put hme1 (which is
ifconfig down, no IP address, no link) into the bridge my connections to the
host hang.  This is NetBSD-current/sparc64 on an Ultra10.

 My -current/i386 box work as expected....

> Was it different at some point in the past?

 ...and I can stay logged in after I bring the bridge up.  I'm pretty sure it
worked that way on my sparc64 box too, but it's possible my testing predated my
Sparc5/sparc(32) to Ultra10/sparc64 upgrade.